August 1, 2013
Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas to Supply M501GAC
Gas Turbines for Old Dominion Electric Cooperative’s
Wildcat Point Generation Facility
LAKE MARY, FL. - Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (MPSA) has been selected by Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) to supply two natural gas powered M501GAC Gas Turbines and associated electric Generators for installation at the Wildcat Point Generation Facility in Cecil County, Maryland. Under a sepa- rate long term service agreement, MPSA will also provide comprehensive turbine maintenance for the gas turbines over an extended period.
The Wildcat Point Generation Facility is expected to become operational in 2017 and generate approximately 1,000 megawatts of electricity, enough to serve 390,000 homes annually. The proposed combined cycle facility will be built five miles west of the Town of Rising Sun, Maryland, on a site adjacent to two simple cycle peaking generation units owned by ODEC at the Rock Springs Generation Facility. Wildcat Point would provide ODEC’s 11 member distribu- tion cooperatives a new source of reliable electricity, including 52,000 members on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The M501GAC units will be powered by natural gas, a clean and domestically plentiful form of energy used to create electricity.
Mitsubishi’s M501GAC gas turbine is one of the most efficient, large capacity gas turbines in the world. Mitsubishi has received orders for more than 80 units of the G series turbine worldwide, including more than 40 units in North America. Thirteen of these units are the M501GAC gas turbines. The M501GAC gas turbines to be installed at the Wildcat Point Generation Facility will be manufactured at MPSA’s Savannah Machinery Works; its gas turbine manu- facturing and service facility located in Savannah, GA.
About Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc.
Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (MPSA) was established in 2001 and is headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida with key operations in Orlando, FL, Savannah, GA, Newport Beach, CA, and Houston, TX. MPSA provides a wide variety of products and services for the electric power generation industry including gas, steam, wind and geothermal turbines, boilers, and selective catalytic reduction systems. The company’s ultimate parent is Mitsubi- shi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), a diversified Fortune “Global 150” company with more than $28 billion in annual revenues and 40,000 employees worldwide. MHI is an international leader in the design and supply of energy, aerospace, machinery, transportation, and environmental systems and equipment.
About Old Dominion Electric Cooperative
Headquartered in Glen Allen, Va., ODEC is a not-for-profit, member-owned wholesale power supplier to 11 member electric distribution cooperatives that provide reliable, affordable electricity to 1.2 million people in 70 counties in Maryland, Virginia and Delaware.